Thursday, December 27, 2007

Watching The Story Unfold: The Bhutto Assassination (Wikipedia)

One of the best open source places to watch a story unfold such as the Bhutto Assassination is on Wikipedia. Authors from all over the world rapidly converge on the site to update it with current news and speculation. As with any source, it is not definitive but it can be up to date and often includes views from all over the world. Currently the site contains a useful list of international reactions and some information regarding the immediate reaction in Pakistan itself. There is also a fairly exhaustive reference list. Expect this site to be updated regularly (a number of references were added while I type this).

1 comment:

Pat said...

Adnkronos International (AKI), the source of the Al Qaeda statement of responsibility, has no page at Wikipedia. Search "Adnkronos" at Wikipedia and you'll find 22 hits in articles about Kosovo, al Qaeda, et al. The paper was founded post 9/11 (2003) by a guy named Giuseppe Marra. Neither he nor his company, Giuseppe Marra Communications, nor any of his media outlets are memorialized in Wikipedia. Seems a bit odd. It might be interesting to study the 22 hits to see if they are mostly terror related or suggest anything about the people or places Adnkronos is writing about -- maybe links to terrorism? I'll wager there will be a Wikipedia article about AKI in the next day or two. I'm sure CIA is writing its own article...